According to InsideMobileApps, Microsoft’s virtual currency system “Microsoft Points” will be phased out by the year end. The change will primarily affect Windows Phone developer, the Zune marketplace and Xbox Live.
Citing a “source with knowledge of the company’s decision”, InsideMobileApps says Microsoft is planning to ditch the Points system on Windows Phone, Zune Marketplace, and Xbox Live by the end of the year.
While the decision to eliminate Microsoft Points may seem to be a surprising move, Microsoft has been gradually introducing cash price to Xbox Live, the most popular platform where Points are used. The smallest amount of Points that a consumer can purchase at one time is 400, or $5 worth.